Our second annual Student Day (and first virtual edition) was held on Sunday, November 8, 2020.
This relatively informal session included a mix of tutorial talks and research talks "for students, by students" (and also some postdocs). The goal was to offer graduate students an easier introduction to the annual meeting, a chance to learn the basics about sub-fields not found at their institutions, and an opportunity to connect with other student attendees. Other interested parties near the graduate studies phase of their education/career (including, e.g., postdocs, other recent Ph.D. graduates, and undergraduates) were also welcome to join.
Topics in 2020 included solar physics, laser-driven HED plasmas, inertial confinement fusion, and magnetic confinement fusion. Many thanks to all the speakers (as well as all those who submitted speaker suggestions/nominations)!
1 p.m. = welcome / chatting / meet-and-greet
Topic 1: SOLAR
1:15 p.m. = tutorial (Erika Palmerio, UC Berkeley)
1:45 p.m. = research (Emily Mason, NASA Goddard)
2:00 p.m. = research (Camilla Scolini, University of New Hampshire)
(15-minutes break / chatting / break-out rooms)
Topic 2: laser-driven HED
2:30 p.m. = hybrid (Heath LeFevre, University of Michigan)
Topic 3: ICF
3:00 p.m. = tutorial (Neel Kabadi, MIT)
3:30 p.m. = research (Brandon Lahmann, MIT)
(15-minute break / chatting / break-out rooms)
Topic 4: MCF
4:00 p.m. = tutorial (Oak Nelson, PPPL)
4:30 p.m. = research (Alex LeViness, PPPL)
4:45 = wrap-up / happy hour / chatting / break-out rooms
Wednesday 11 November, 12:45 p.m. (Central Standard Time)
Regular day changed to accommodate the packed online DPP schedule
The town hall event is designed to be a forum for students and early career scientists to interface with senior scientists.
Due to the circumstances of the pandemic, we have chosen to forgo our standard Q&A panel discussion in favor of a presentation of available online APS and DPP resources for students and early career scientists.
We will present information about
We will also be soliciting community feedback for resources for the APS Engage website or a possible additional, separately maintained CONNECT website.
We are also looking for nominations for the new Chair Elect